Service is Private - Family Only
On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 3:25 p.m. Mr. Sherwood Vernon Little, Sr., son of the late Mr. Cager Little Sr., and Mrs. Annie Liza Gidderon Little, answered the call of his Heavenly Father, and quietly transitioned from this earthly life while a patient at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point, NC. He is now done with the troubles of this world and there is for him, no more sickness, sorrow, pain or care.
Sherwood was born on February 25, 1959 and attended Guilford County Schools. He graduated from High Point Central High School with the class of 1977 and was in the past employed by Thomas Built Buses and Morbern, USA in High Point.
Sherwood was a man who loved his family very much and has left in their minds and hearts an indelible memory. He was very talented and he loved working on cars. He could literally build one from the ground up! He enjoyed music of different genres and he could in recent years, be seen walking to a neighborhood church, with his Bible in his hand.
On July 3rd, Sherwood had an ischemic stroke from which he was unable to recover. (Please be reminded family and friends, that when a person displays the symptoms of a stroke, do not hesitate to call 911 immediately because every second counts! The longer the person goes untreated, the more damaging to the brain and body the stroke can be, possibly causing permanent damage and even death. If you suspect that you, or someone else is having a stroke, remember that making that call to 911 could potentially someone’s life! We implore you to please go online and research information that will make you aware of the symptoms and the warning signs of a stroke.) After his stroke, Sherwood’s children spent much time in prayer with him. Upon reaching the point where he could no longer speak due to the continued spreading of this “global” stroke, his children lovingly attended to him, missing only one day for the duration of his time in the hospital and eventually with Hospice. They loved him with an unfailing, unconditional love from their birth, to his very last inhalation, and exhalation, and yes, to his very last heartbeat. His children, along with his family members and friends, will maintain a never-ending love for Sherwood in their hearts and in their minds wherein loving memories of him will forever be stored. Where he once was in the world, there is now the feeling of an empty space...a void.
Sherwood was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Mae Moore, and Ms. Cathy Little, and a brother, Terry Little (lovingly called Barry White who passed away January 13th of this year). They were all of High Point, NC.
Sherwood leaves to mourn his loss, but also to rejoice in his release from his earthly tent, his son and namesake, Mr. Sherwood Vernon Little Jr., and his daughter, Mrs. Veronica M. Little Oakes (and her husband, Mr. Christopher Oakes), six grandchildren, Nathaniel, Natalie, and Nicholas Alston, and Christiana, Christiane, and Christinee Oakes. He also leaves to cherish his memory his brother, Mr. Cager Little, Jr., of High Point, NC, and his sister, Mrs. Phoebe Mason, (and her husband Mr. Dwight Mason) of Cincinatti, Ohio, special nephews, Mr. Elton Little and Mr. Eugene (Junebug) Little, of High Point, Mr. Adrian Wayne Little of Greensboro, and a host of beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives and special friends. Lastly, but definitely not least, Sherwood leaves behind his companion of 15 years, Ms. Ginger Davis of the home and her children and family.
We are deeply touched by the kindness and the generosity that was shown to us by both Mr. Curtis Richardson and his wife, Mrs. Earline Richardson of Greensboro who held Mr. Little in high esteem, and for Mr. Lester Rorie and his wife Kimberly of High Point, as well as Mr. Bobby Lee Jones of High Point, many thanks to you all! And we feel that we would simply be remiss if we did not make mention the of the family members who stood in the gap to help take care of our father’s arrangements; our Aunt Phoebe Little Mason, our dad’s big sister, and Junebug, our cousin. We will be forever grateful to you each of you! For those who would have assisted if they could’ve, and for those who offered to help, the Lord knows your hearts and we’re thankful to you just for being there, for thinking of us, and for sending up prayers to God in the name of Jesus Christ for our family. We know that you loved him too! May God bless each of you, ALL of you in abundance.
The family extends sincere thanks to the ICU staff at Wake Forest Medical Center. They worked diligently and were extremely patient with the Little family, making exceptions for us during that extremely difficult time. And also, to the staff at Hospice of the Piedmont, and especially to Nurse Cathy Jones who provided great care, comfort and love to Sherwood Sr. and to his family on the final day of his transition, we will be thankful always. We thank the Lord for you!